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The Art of Cytology
by Suzanne L. Adams, BS, CT (ASCP)

Promoting Cellular Wellness Through Optimal Nutrition Since 1998
Helping to Build Strong Genes and Healthy Cells Naturally


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The Color Diet 
coined by Suzanne in 1998

Get on the Real Fast Food Diet--Just Pluck it, and Eat It!



Veggies from my garden


How Nutrition Affects Cells
M/C (Micronutrient to Calorie) and N/C (Nucleus to Cytoplasm) Ratios
       *Neither a high fat or high protein diet is right.  Remember, the waste product of animal protein metabolism is the toxic amino acid, homocysteine, which at high levels, significantly raises the risk of developing many diseases and conditions (eg: birth defects, heart disease, and cancer). Homocysteine requires folic acid (found mainly in green raw plants) in order for it to be recycled back into the essential and most limiting amino acid, methionine.  In addition, a high animal protein diet is usually high in saturated animal fat (eg: bacon, beef) as well.  This type of diet is far too rich and burdensome for the human body to metabolize on a continuous basis.  A delicate balance exists in nature between plant and animal consumption. 
     *The human diet should be heavily weighted in raw fruits and vegetables, rich in key micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that function to police and maintain the integrity of cellular health, especially DNA.  Focus should be on foods with high M/C ratios (micronutrient to calorie ratios).  Empty carbohydrate foods--those low in micronutrients and high in calories--foods with low M/C ratios--should be avoided, especially if they contain added salt, refined sugar and flour, and unnatural chemical compounds (artificial flavors and preservatives, etc.). Usually these highly processed foods barely resemble their natural origins.
    *Diets with high M/C (micronutrient to calorie)  ratios create healthy cells with low N/C ratios (nucleus to cytoplasm ratios), but diets with low M/C ratios create malnourished unhealthy cells with cytomegaly (cells that have abnormally large cytoplasm and nuclei such as in cervical folate deficiency and gastric atrophy) that may eventually change into cells that have high N/C ratios (eg: HPV), signifying cancerous or disease change (see also Ames, BN, 1999).


Choice Foods in the Color Diet

sweet potatoes
dark green lettuce
tomatoes
avocados
peppers
(red, green, yellow, hot)
carrots
broccoli
celery
onions
garlic
alfalfa sprouts
olive oil
spinach
flax seed/oil
green tea
honey
blueberries
watermelon
grapes
apricots
cherries
lemons
apples
grapefruit
oranges
bananas
peaches
strawberries
cantaloupe
fruits 
of all kinds
nuts
beans
peas
sunflower seeds
wheat germ
soy
tofu
oatmeal
whole grains
(wheat
rye, etc.)
wild rice
yogurt
milk
cheese
eggs
sardines 
and other small 
cold water fish
low-mercury seafood
(eg: wild salmon
shrimp
light tuna
 pollock
and catfish)
wild game (deer, pheasant, etc)
organic chicken
organic beef, sparingly
pork, sparingly


Important New Reports

See What Nutrition Can Do for Students in School!
See this amazing video of a recent school that changed food choices and ended behavior problems.

MedDiet Has Varied Effects on Cognitive Decline Among Different Races

Major Study Documents Nutritional and Food Safety Benefits of Organic Farming
More antioxidants, fewer pesticides

New Nutrition Guidelines Recommend Foods for Preventing Cancer

Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Stroke Prevention

College Kids Need to Change Unhealthy Ways
Today's college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities

Scientific Review Points to Supplement Users Engaging in a Pattern of Healthy Habits

Micronutrient Deficiencies: A Major Cause of DNA Damage

Lifestyle Change Still Trumps Best Diabetes Drug

Mediterranean Diet May Slow Diabetes Progression
(my two cents: they say they don't know why!  It's because the diet is rich in
micronutrients, especially folic acid and other B vitamins, plus omega 3 fatty acids)

Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Quality of Life in the SUN Project

Experts Examine Mediterranean Diet's Health Effects for Older Adults

Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life, Swedish Study Suggests

Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Helps Sleep Apnea

Mediterraneans Abandon Their Famous Diet!

Which Nutritional Factors Help Preserve Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Seniors?

Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses

American Kids Need More Whole Grains, Veggies, Seafood, Report Says

Do Women Know Which Lifestyle Choices May Affect Cancer Risk?

Kiwifruit and DNA Repair

Laws Help Limit Junk Foods in Schools
Awesome!! We need to make it easier for our children
to stay on the right path to a healthy, happy, and long lives.


See also
 
Nutrition Speaks!

Epigenetics


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